The Empire Strikes Back: Attack of the Drones

[Note:  This item comes from a reader who doesn’t wish attribution.  DLH]

From:
Subject: The Empire Strikes Back: Attack of the Drones
Date: April 30, 2012 11:05:14 PM PDT
To: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne@warpspeed.com>

From an anonymous reader

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
– James Madison

Drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — come in all shapes and sizes, from nano-sized drones as small as a grain of sand that can do everything from conducting surveillance to detonating explosive charges, to massive “hunter/killer” Predator warships that unleash firepower from on high. Once used exclusively by the military to carry out aerial surveillance and attacks on enemy insurgents abroad, these remotely piloted, semi-autonomous robots have now been authorized by Congress and President Obama for widespread use in American airspace. The military empire is coming home to roost.

While there are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S…


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